Student Life

Dining on Campus


Commons Cafeteria

LBCC Culinary Art students prepare hot meals daily at the Commons Cafeteria located on the second floor of the Calapooia Center. We are open during the school year Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The lunch menu changes daily and hot food is available from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. You can find the menu for each week printed in The Commuter newspaper and on our Facebook page.

Plate of food

Courtyard Café

Located on the first floor of Takena Hall, the Courtyard Café has a fresh and exciting menu that includes items such as salads, homemade soups, pizza, wraps, fresh burger patties, bento bowls, and grilled chicken sandwiches. The Café also features a large selection of "grab and go" products such as salads, sandwiches, yogurt, whole fruit, chips, pastries, and many other snacks. Got an early class? Stop by the Café for an espresso drink or one of our many hot breakfast items.

The Cafe hours of operation are:

Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Students in the cafe

Santiam Restaurant

This fine dining restaurant, located on the second floor of the Calapooia Center Building in room CC-201 is operated by students in the LBCC Culinary Arts Program. First-year students train as wait staff while second-year students prepare you the best meal in the confines of a college campus.

This full service a la carte restaurant was developed to train dinner house cooks, wait staff, and restaurant managers under realistic conditions. Espresso, coffee and pastries are available between 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m., and lunch seating is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday during school term. The menu changes daily and gives student chefs a chance to show their creativity through daily specials.

  • Current students and senior citizens (age 60 and over) get 10 percent off.
  • No separate checks for parties of seven or more.
  • We’re always willing to accommodate special food requests with at least 24 hours notice.
  • Reservations are recommended but not required; please call (541) 917-4392 to make a reservation. We are always willing to accommodate special requests such as large parties, birthdays, etc. with a 24 hours (or more) advance notice.

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Santiam Restaurant, inside